Datacom SINGLEstream SS-G4C8C4S compact multi link 100/1000 copper network mesh tap with 10G Port-Speed.
Datacom SINGLEstream copper network mesh tap with 4 x 10/100/1000 network tap (2 ports per tap), eight copper 10/100/1000-BT ports and four SFP+ any-to-any ports.
Scalable, flexible, powerful, and compact
The SINGLEstream SS-G4C8C4S multi-link copper tap is a compact and flexible solution for tapping, aggregating and distributing data from multiple sources, to monitoring tools. It is a multi-link tap capable of tapping 4 copper 100/1000 links. The SFP+ ports may be used as 10G copper or fiber interconnects, can serve as additional monitor ports, and support DAC (Direct Attach Cables.)
Aggregating presents oversubscription and packet loss risk - even with 1G sources sent to 10G tools. Line-rate hardware based L2 to L4 filtering allows users to filter and select only specific traffic of interest.
Aggregation and Replication
Any-to-Any functionality allows aggregation to single tools, and replication to multiple tools. Any of the 8 monitor ports may be used as additional inputs from SPAN ports or other taps, or as outputs to tools.
Session based load balancing allows multiple Ingress ports to be equally distributed among multiple output ports. If any tool capture NIC fails, traffic is automatically redistributed among the remaining Egress ports.
This product is also available as model SS-G8C4S - an 8 link tap with 4 monitor ports, or model SS-G6C4C4S - a 6 link tap with 8 monitor ports. Other solutions based on this chassis include a 20 port Network Packet Broker with identical mesh functionality and filtering capability, and single, dual, and quad link bypass switches for protection of in-line tools.
An 'sFlow Agent’ can be configured to run on the SS-G4C8C4S. This agent samples the network traffic and creates sFlow datagrams. The sample datagrams are then to an ‘sFlow Collector’ elsewhere in the network. The Collector can send the data to an ‘sFlow analyzer’ The position of the SS-G4C8C4S as a central point through which data from multiple links is passing, makes it an optimal point for the 'sFlow Agent to be enabled, thus sending sFlow datagrams from multiple network devices to the collector.
Optional IPFIX Support
The SINGLEstream SS-G4C8C4S can function as an IPFIX Observation Point, using the IPFIX Metering Process to collect data packets, optionally filters them and aggregates information about these packets. It also operates as an IPFIX Exporter to gather this and other Observation Points together into an Observation Domain. This information is then sent via the IPFIX protocol to a IPFIX Collector.